If you are dealing with complications resulting from chronic ear infections, you might need surgery to help correct the problem. Ignoring the problem is only going to make it worse and cause additional problems such as brain abscesses, deafness, meningitis, labyrinthitis, vertigo and more. The surgery is also performed to put a cochlear implant in.
With a mastoidectomy, any diseased cells are removed from your skull. Often times, the diseased cells arose because of an ear infection that made its way into your skull. Depending on the situation, the infection can spread deep into your temporal bone. In that situation, the bone has to be removed, thus causing loss of hearing. Thanks to I Need A Surgery, you can save money and schedule your procedure through an Ambulatory Surgery Center near you.
General anesthesia is used for this procedure to ensure you aren’t going to feel any pain. The mastoid bone is accessed by a cut behind your ear or through the ear itself. A microscope is used for drilling a small hole into the bone to open it up. Suction is used to prevent bone dust from getting into the surgical site. The infected air cells are removed and the site is stitched up. Gauze is used to soak up any excess drainage.
Ear drops are often given to help prevent an infection from setting in following the surgery. You can take a pain medication to help with the recovery process.
Whenever you bathe, you want to make sure the surgical site is covered using either a cup or a cotton ball coated with petroleum jelly. Don’t engage in any strenuous activity. Avoid placing pressure on your ear. Don’t fly until given the okay from the doctor.
I Need A Surgery can get you the procedure through the Surgery Center Network for $6,950, versus having to pay $69,500 if you were to book the procedure through the hospital on your own. Pricing is exclusive of any implants or other hardware and is only an average. Your actual cost might be higher or lower.
Instead of dealing with pain and loss of hearing in your ear, take the time to schedule your mastoidectomy surgery with the help of I Need A Surgery today.
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